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William Charles James CASTLES

Regimental number2117
Place of birthHillgrove, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressInglewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Dean, Dunedoo PO, Dunedoo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club.
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date12 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned to Australia, on board HT 'Nestor', 9 February 1916; re-embarked, 7 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Brisbane, 12 December 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1926
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASTLES William Charles James

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